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Student Representative Council

 

Aspirations and Objectives of the Student Representative Council:

The aspirations of the Student Representative Council include representing the interests of the entire student body and promoting social responsibility in the local and wider community.

The objectives of the Student Council include:

  •  Building school spirit by encouraging students to participate in school activities.

  •  Supporting the welfare of the school’s student body as a whole.

  • Providing an environment for students to ascertain and discuss student opinions.

  • Developing relationships and supporting the activities of other groups within the school, such as the Chaplaincy.

  • Bringing the school and wider community closer together by supporting community programmes and charities.

  • Creating leadership opportunities for students in both the junior and senior school.

Student Representative Council Activities:

The Student Council’s major fundraising event each year is the annual DASH cross country fun run and carnival. All money raised from this event is redistributed into the school facilities so that all students benefit.

  • The DASH goes RETRO of 2013 has raised more than $12,000 for our school.

Other recent activities and fundraising events, including donations to charities, involve:

  • Fundraising appeals for natural disasters

  • Mobile phone recycling with proceeds donated to Youngcare Australia

  • Earth Hour

  • National Tree Day

  • Queensland Cancer Council’s Daffodil Day

  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s Jelly Baby Month

  • Clean Up Australia Day

  • Sun safety at school sporting events

  • International Women’s Day

  • World Teachers’ Day

  • Suit Up 4 Sandra – our fundraising day to support our sponsorship child from Uganda.

  • Attendance at student leadership conferences

  • Lunchtime movie and quiz activities.

Becoming a Student Representative Council representative:

The Student Council has traditionally been strongly represented by students across all year levels and continues to be so. Anyone who has an interest in representing the entire student body and wider community issues and events are encouraged to join.

How to join:

Students join the Student Council by completing a nomination form at the beginning of the school year. Year 12 students complete the nomination process for leadership positions in the previous year. Students may join at any time during the year by approaching the teacher who is the Student Council Coordinator, in addition to attending planned meetings.

Representative positions on the Student Representative Council:

The Student Council is structured so that students in the Junior and Senior school are equally represented. The representative positions are:

  •  President                            

  •  Secretary

(Both leadership positions are held by Senior Students who demonstrated commitment and leadership to the Student Representative Council throughout their schooling at Alexandra Hills State High School).

  •  Senior Heads of Committee for Fundraising & Publicity, World Welfare, Environment

(There are six leadership positions in total, held by Senior students who demonstrated commitment and leadership to the Student Representative Council throughout their schooling at Alexandra Hills State High School).

  •  Senior Executive Members

(The four Senior School Captains hold these positions).

  •  Junior Heads of Committee for Fundraising & Publicity, World Welfare, Environment

(There are six positions in total held by year nine student leaders, who are mentored by the senior students).

  •  Junior Executive Members

(The Junior School Captains hold these positions).

  •  Year Level Representatives for Years 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12.

(The number of representatives from each year level is not limited. It is encouraged that there be a representative from each form class across the year levels).

When and Where the Student Representative Council meets:

  • The Student Council generally meets fortnightly as a whole group, however; this may vary depending on the current activity being undertaken.

  • The Junior and Senior representatives also meet separately when needed.

  • In 2014, the Student Council meets in either the Visual Arts Block or Resource Centre during long lunch breaks.